Global Internship Conference 2018


June 12 - 15, 2018


Detroit, MI

Global Internship Conference 2018 Highlights

This year’s Global Internship Conference will focus on the theme “Driving Opportunities; Bridging Borders,” and CEA’s representatives are excited to participate as attendees and session presenters. GIC is the perfect occasion for our colleagues to learn more about CEA’s Internship programs and how we strive to provide the most rewarding internship abroad experience to our students.

Attend our session at GIC on June 13 at 1:00 p.m.

"Exploring the Value and Impact of an Integrated Reflective Learning Component in Internships Abroad"

Cynthia Engel, Jacqueline Martinez, and Tracey Weber discuss Kolb’s learning cycle theory, the data supporting the theory’s value, and the methods available to create experiential learning for international interns.

CEA Internships 

In 2017, CEA unveiled the internships abroad initiative, which has since flourished and grown from two original locations to ten:
* Dublin
* Prague
* London
* Seville
* Barcelona
* Paris
* Rome
* Florence
* Buenos Aires
* Shanghai (Spring 2019)

We offer Internship programs during summer and semester sessions, and Study + Internship programs during semester sessions. All internship programs require students take the Multicultural Workplace seminar, which serves as an academic foundation for the internship experience. Our Study + Internship students complement their internship hours with 3 to 4 elective classes of their choosing, thereby getting to roll study abroad and an internship abroad into a single semester.

We've enhanced our internship program orientation by including a pre-departure email series and online interactive orientation, supplemented with an onsite orientation which builds on the pre-departure steps. The complete orientation process asks students to reflect on how they can make the most out of their internship abroad experience.

During the pre-departure stage, our students benefit from one-on-one coaching with our internship specialists, receiving feedback and guidance on their cover letters, resumes, and interviewing skills prior to making contact with their projected host organization. The skills they learn and refine during these coaching conversations will help them succeed in today’s competitive job market after graduation.

What’s New

CEA’s internship webinar series first aired in November 2017 as a three-part informative presentation on what to look for when considering an internship abroad. The webinar series, entitled “Navigating the Maze of International Internships,” explores the following:
* defining features of "high quality" internship opportunities
* resources and tools used to give students meaningful internship placements abroad
* student qualities signifying readiness for the international internship challenge

Because of enthusiastic demand, CEA now offers full-time Summer internships in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dublin, London, Paris, Prague, Rome, and Seville. Full-time interns complete 30-35 hours a week at their placement organization and enroll in a six-credit weekly seminar.

Prepare Your Students for a World of Opportunity

Talk to us at GIC about how CEA can help your students prepare for a global future. If you'd like to schedule a time in advance to meet with one of our representatives, please contact them directly at the email address listed on their profiles.

We look forward to seeing you in Detroit!


Eric Schueller

Regional Director - Great Lakes
As University Partnership Development Manager, Eric oversees all the organization’s university-facing marketing, communications, and relationship development strategies. Eric’s mission is to enhance CEA’s visibility and brand recognition amongst its university partners.
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Jacqueline Martinez, Ed.D.

Director of Academic Affairs
As CEA’s Director for Academic Affairs, Dr. Jacqueline Martinez brings over 16 years of experience in higher education. Jacqueline’s unique background is an asset to CEA, as she has experience with university operations in the areas of admissions, student services, student affairs, financial aid, student government, judicial affairs, academic affairs, operational strategic planning & assessment, self-studies & site visits, preparing for accreditation approvals (initial and renewal), international operations including F-1 & J-1 student status, and managing campus operations.
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Cynthia Engel, MA

Director of Internships Abroad
Cynthia Engel oversees and manages CEA’s internship abroad programs. Her primary focus is ensuring that students are able to engage in an academically rigorous and quality pre-professional experience that will inform their professional pathways upon graduation. She works hand-in-hand with CEA’s academic team and CEA Study Center staff to cultivate internship placements and academic programming that support students’ integration in their field-based experiences abroad. She also works closely with CEA’s enrollment, university relations, and marketing teams to build awareness of CEA’s internship programs, obtain university approvals, and align CEA’s internship model with student and university needs.
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Schedule of Events

"Exploring the Value and Impact of an Integrated Reflective Learning Component in Internships Abroad"

Day & Time : Wednesday, June 13 at 1:00 pm


Cynthia Engel (CEA Study Abroad)
Jacqueline Martinez (CEA Study Abroad)
Tracy Weber (University of California, Berkeley)


Cynthia Engel, Jacqueline Martinez, and Tracey Weber discuss Kolb’s learning cycle theory, the data supporting the theory’s value, and the methods available to create experiential learning for international interns.

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